Irish owned firm confirms deal to support Dublin Race Series and the KBC Dublin Marathon

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(l-r) Maurece Wallace – National Sales Manager; Mike Sutton – Director Ishka Irish Spring Water; Mary Hickey Nolan; Denis Sutton – Director Ishka Irish Spring Water; Jim Aughney – race organiser of the KBC Dublin Marathon

Guaranteed Irish producer, Ishka Irish Spring Water, has been announced as the Official Water Partner of both the KBC Dublin Marathon and the Dublin Race Series.

The KBC Dublin Marathon takes place this year on Sunday October 27th, and among those taking to the starting line once again is Mary Hickey Nolan. Mary has the proud distinction of being the only woman to have taken part every year to date and was on hand to announce Ishka Irish Spring Water as the event’s Official Water Partner.

Director of Ishka Irish Spring Water, Mike Sutton says: “We are very proud to be associated with the KBC Dublin Marathon in this, its 40th year and support runners with their hydration during all Dublin Marathon race events. Our company prides itself on quality and we are happy to assure each of the runners that they will benefit from the purest Irish spring water at 20 water stations, all along the 26 mile route. To everyone taking part in the marathon in October, good luck and remember to stay hydrated!” 

Ishka Irish Spring Water was confirmed early this year as Official Water Partner of Athletics Ireland and the Morton Games International Athletics.

Ishka Irish Spring Water water rises from protected, natural springs in Ballyneety in County Limerick, where it is naturally filtered through the local bedrock. The water is bottled at source, untouched by human hand in a state of the art facility, the biggest of its kind in Ireland. The company is second generation, 100% Irish owned and will celebrate its 40th birthday next year.

Director of Ishka Irish Spring Water Denis Sutton added: “All our bottles are 100% recyclable and made from recycled plastics and we will be working closely with marathon organisers and Dublin City Council to ensure all used bottles will be collected and recycled, to reduce the impact on the environment.” 

On the day of the Dublin Marathon alone, over 22,000 runners will;
  • Drink an estimated 77,000 litres of Ishka water

  • Requiring 308,000 bottles of Ishka Irish spring water
  • Ishka water will be distributed by a team of 380 volunteers

Every bottle used during the course of the race will be collected and fully recycled.

Jim Aughney, race organiser of the KBC Dublin Marathon says; “We’re delighted to have Ishka on board. This top quality Irish product matches our beliefs and the strategy behind the marathon, and long may it continue. Ishka’s sports cap bottle is ideal for our runners when hydration is such a vital priority.”

The KBC Bank Dublin City Marathon will begin from Merrion Square at 0845 on October 27th next. Full details are available at

++ Photos being shared with picture desks by Shane O’Neill of SON Photography ++

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact
Jonathan Healy, Healy Communications on behalf of Ishka Irish Spring Water
086 174 3947 or